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Virtual Meet the Teacher

posted Aug 4, 2020, 3:06 PM by Kelli Knox

Virtual Meet the Teacher

Thursday, August 6 at 6:30 p.m.


Mountain Sky Parents and Guardians,


We are excited to get a chance to see you virtually at Meet the Teacher on Thursday, August 6th at 6:30 p.m. You will be logging on to your student’s Google Account and going to their Advisory Google Classroom. 


What to expect during Virtual Meet the Teacher


  • Review on how students will log in

  • Mountain Sky expectations during virtual learning 

  • Basics on Google Classroom 

  • How to check grades


Please see attached flyer with more information.

Mountain Sky Distance Learning Center

posted Aug 1, 2020, 6:35 PM by Perry Mason   [ updated ]

We miss our students, but we hope everyone is safe as the summer comes to an end.  We are just as committed to providing your student with a great experience as we would be if circumstances were different. For now, we will be continuing our classes virtually.  This page has been created to link the many resources together, so families may negotiate the weeks to come. 

There are a few important resources you should know as a parent.
1. The teacher directory from the Mountain Sky web page CLICK HERE
        There you can find teacher email addresses and Google site links.  Those will allow you to contact                    teachers.    

2. ParentVue or StudentVue  CLICK HERE.  Class schedules, grades, attendance, and messages are available             through these valuable resources.  

3.  Google Classrooms - Your student will be sent an invitation to join each teacher's Google classroom.                  There they will find links to the virtual classes, assignments, and materials.   

4.  The Washington Elementary School District  Website CLICK HERE.  This site has parent resources which explain how to connect, food services, and tech. support.  

5.  This page which will continue to provide updates regarding resources - see the attached documents.  

6. Attendance Line- 602 896-6121.  Attendance will be taken for the day, so if you student will not be online           for the day, please call  them in absent. We will be reaching out to families and students to check on               how they are doing.  So if they are not called out absent, we will be checking with you if we are not                 seeing your student in attendance.   

7. Our student support team - Please contact the following staff for social and emotional related concerns 
    Karen Mull - Counselor (karen.mull@wesdschools.org) - mental health concerns 

    Isaac Hurguy - Student Service Specialist (isaac.hurguy@wesdschools.org) - discipline, behavior concerns
    Erica Smith - Health Tech. (erica.smith@wesdschools.org) - physical/medical concerns
    Jodi Rudd - Achievement interventionist (jodi.rudd@wesdschools.org)  - motivation, educational concerns
    Dede Weaver - Special Services Specialist (dede.weaver@wesdschools.org - special education concerns
    For Social Service Concerns - MS WESD Social Services Form 20-21

Class periods, sizes and times

Until things change, we will be teaching classes according to the WESD extended learning plan.  The WESD is taking into account research and recommendations for online learning routines and has recommended that students limit the time they are sitting in front of a screen.  Additionally, it is imperative that we increase engagement and interaction when possible.  To accomplish both of those recommendations, we will be cutting class periods in half and dividing students into smaller groups.  As a result, a single period math class with 30 students will now be broken into two 30 minute sessions.  Students with the last names A-L will log in to the first 30 minutes, and the students with the last names M-Z will go to the second session.  This creates a Period 1 A and Period 1 B. 

 

Day 1 and Day 2 Schedules

Another way to limit time online is through a two day rotation.  Math and Language Arts will continue to meet every day, while other classes will alternate between days one and two.  Odd numbered periods will meet on Mondays and Thursdays.  Even numbered periods will meet on Tuesdays and Fridays.  This means students will not necessarily have their two electives, Social Studies and Science meetings every day.  Again, this is designed to lower the average time a student needs to be in front of their computer.  On Wednesdays, all classes will meet in shorter whole groups. 



The Virtual School Day

  • Each day will begin with all students logging into Advisory (zero period on their schedules) at 8:55 am.  There will be The Pledge, announcements and Social Emotional Lessons created by the WESD social services department.  These research-based lessons will reconnect students in this challenging time. 
  • After Advisory, students will begin logging into their Core and Elective classes as assigned to them on their schedule.  We will have schedules posted on ParentVue and StudentVue.  As explained above, Students will attend odd number periods one day and even number periods the next.  Math and Language Arts will be both days. 
  • A lunch break will be provided from 12:25 p.m. to 12:55 p.m. for both 7th and 8th grade students daily. 
  • Office hours and universal interventions will begin after 7th or 8th periods at 3:05 p.m. daily. 
  • All online activity will end by 4:15 p.m.  





 

School Begins August 10 with ONLINE Learning

posted Jul 14, 2020, 8:55 PM by Pam Horton

School will begin ONLINE Monday, August 10. To stay-up-to date about the WESD's reopening plan including weekly updates from Superintendent Dr. Paul Stanton, forthcoming information about Chromebook distribution, logistics related to student learning, student schedules, meals, etc., please go to the WESD’s Return to Learn Page. Frequently Asked Questions will be located here and updated as needed. If you’d like more information about the start of the school year, please email wesdcommserv@wesdschools.org or call 602-347-2600. Thank you.

Course Selection Update

posted Apr 30, 2020, 9:20 PM by John Mospan

Parents, thank you for entering all of your requests for next year's courses.  Information on reviewing these requests can be found here:

School Budget 101 in 5 Minutes!

posted Aug 10, 2016, 2:37 PM by Pam Horton   [ updated Aug 10, 2016, 2:38 PM by Perry Mason ]

WESD Budget 101


Like Us On Facebook

posted Jul 25, 2016, 11:55 AM by John Mospan   [ updated Jul 25, 2016, 11:56 AM by Perry Mason ]

We will be using Facebook this year to share celebrations and pictures from events.  Be sure to "like" us to receive these updates!  

Visit us at http://bit.ly/2aa2SYh and click “like” to receive updates from Mountain Sky.

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